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The Howard County Police Department is committed to informing the community and the news media of events within the public domain in a timely manner. The Office of Public Affairs issues news releases, responds to media inquiries, manages social media, and produces a daily crime bulletin.

News releases are issued for significant events and cases. The daily crime bulletin is produced each weekday when county offices are open and includes the initial reporting of various crimes such as robberies, burglaries, assaults, vehicle thefts, and theft from vehicles. It is not inclusive of all police activity in a day. 

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Daily Crime Bulletin
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 26, 2021

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Ellicott City, 21042:
3600 block of Mellor Valley Court, Oct. 25, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Jessup, 20794: 7700 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 25, unclear what, if anything, was stolen
10500 block of Guilford Road, Oct. 26, catalytic converter
8200 block of Sandy Court, Oct. 26, four vehicles: catalytic converters

Columbia, 21045: 6100 block of Old Dobbin Lane, Oct. 25, wallet
5800 block of Morningbird Lane, Oct. 25, catalytic converter

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Monday, October 25, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 25, 2021

Robbery
Columbia, 21045:
Tamar Drive & Cloudleap Court, Oct. 22, 3:26 p.m. 
A teenage male victim reported that he was approached by a teenage male suspect who assaulted him and stole his cell phone. No serious injuries were reported.  

Jessup, 20794: Mel’s Liquors, 7900 block of Waterloo Road, Oct. 23 1:55 p.m.
An employee reported that a male suspect with his face partially covered stole merchandise and exited the store. When the employee confronted the suspect outside of the store, the suspect threatened him and implied a gun before fleeing in a vehicle. No one was injured.
SUSPECT: Black male, approximately 30-40 years old, 5’10”-6’0”, 250 pounds, with black and gray short dreadlocks wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants

Residential burglary
Ellicott City, 21042:
5000 block of Crape Myrtle Court, Oct. 23 8:07 p.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by breaking a rear window and stole a safe. 

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Laurel, 20723:
10000 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 22, wallet
9800 block of Brewers Court, Oct. 24, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Columbia, 21046: 8800 block of Stonebrook Lane, Oct. 22, change
9200 block of Gerwig Lane, Oct. 22, handgun

Ellicott City, 21043: 7600 block of Coachlight Lane, Oct. 22, tag

Elkridge, 21075: 5800 block of Bonnie View Road, Oct. 23, vehicle cover

Columbia, 21044: 10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Oct. 23, unclear what, if anything, was stolen
10300 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle, Oct. 23, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Vehicle theft
Elkridge, 21075:
6200 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 24
2013 white Acura TL, tags MD/4CG2493

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Thursday-Friday, October 21-22, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 21-22, 2021

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21045:
7200 block of Wedding Ring Way/Life Quest Lane, Oct. 19-20 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Columbia, 21046: 9200 block of Berger Road, Oct. 20, three vehicles: catalytic converters
9500 block of Gerwig Lane, Oct. 20-21 overnight, four vehicles: catalytic converters
10000 block of Quantrell Row, Oct. 21-22 overnight, multiple vehicles: unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Laurel, 20723: 9800 block of Brewers Court, Oct. 21, purse, cell phone
9400 block of Kings Grant Road, Oct. 21 9:18 p.m., unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Ellicott City, 21042: 11100 block of Resort Road, Oct. 21, catalytic converter

Columbia, 21044: 10700 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Oct. 21, tags

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21046:
7500 block of Indian Pipe Court, Oct. 20-21 overnight
Blue Hyundai Santa Fe, tags MD/5CY7236

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 20, 2021

Residential burglary
Annapolis Junction, 20701:
10100 block of Junction Drive, Sept. 23-Oct. 18
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole cash and a handgun. No signs of forced entry were observed. 

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Woodbine, 21797:
16900 block of Old Sawmill Road, Oct. 18-19 overnight, multiple vehicles: unclear what, if anything, was stolen 
16300 block of Cattail River Drive, Oct. 18-19 overnight, two vehicles: unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Columbia, 21045: 9000 block of Mendenhall Court, Oct. 18-19 overnight, catalytic converter

Columbia, 21046: 9700 block of Early Spring Way, Oct. 19, catalytic converter

Laurel, 20723: 9800 block of Snow Bird Lane, Oct. 19, catalytic converter

Vehicle theft
Laurel, 20723:
9900 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 19
2020 silver Nissan Altima, tags MA/1DTE77

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 19, 2021

Commercial burglary
Columbia, 21046:
Columbia Auto Collision, 9200 block of Berger Road, Oct. 16-18
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business through an open garage door and stole tires.

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21045:
7200 block of Swan Point Way, Oct. 17-18 overnight, two vehicles: various items

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Monday, October 18, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 18, 2021

Commercial burglary
Columbia, 21044:
Cold Stone Creamery, 10100 block of Twin Rivers Road, Oct. 16 4-6:10 a.m.
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by forcing open a rear door and stole cash.

Residential burglary
Columbia, 21044:
5400 block of Cedar Lane, Oct. 16 1:07 p.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by breaking a window. Nothing was reported stolen. 

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21046:
7200 block of Second Time Lane, Oct. 14-15 overnight, wallet
9300 block of Gerwig Lane, Oct. 14-15 overnight, catalytic converter

Columbia, 21044: 10000 block of Town Center Avenue, Oct. 16, two vehicles: unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Columbia, 21045: 9400 block of Latchkey Row, Oct. 16-17 overnight, unclear what, if anything was stolen 
7400 block of Hickory Log Circle, Oct. 16-17 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was taken

Laurel, 20723: 9800 block of Brewers Court, Oct. 17, multiple vehicles: unclear what, if anything, was stolen
Area of Odelton Court/Coronet Court, Oct. 17-18 overnight, multiple vehicles: unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21046:
9500 block of Nightsong Lane, Oct. 15-16 overnight
Black Hyundai Sonata, tags MD/9BB8685

Ellicott City, 21043: 8700 block of Baltimore National Pike, Oct. 16 2-4:45 p.m.
2012 gray Kia Sedona, tags MD/5AV2504

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Friday, October 15, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 15, 2021

Robbery
Jessup, 20784: 
7400 block of Conowingo Avenue, Oct. 14 8:55 p.m.
Several adult male victims reported that a male subject approached them, displayed a knife, and demanded money. Police responded, located the suspect, and arrested him. No one was injured. 
ARRESTED: Christopher Alexander Johnson, 28, of Rittenhouse Street in Hyattsville, charged with armed robbery, robbery, and assault

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Laurel, 20723:
9300 block of Davis Avenue, Oct. 14, tag
9500 block of Donnan Castle Court, Oct. 14, tag

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 14, 2021

Residential burglary
Woodbine, 21797:
1600 block of Brittle Branch Way, Oct. 13 5:30-6:20 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered a garage by breaking a door and stole a safe containing various items.  

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Laurel, 20723:
9500 block of Chaton Road, Oct. 12-13 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Columbia, 21046: 9500 block of Gerwig Lane, Oct. 13-14 overnight, catalytic converter

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21045:
7100 block of Talisman Lane, Oct. 13-14 overnight
Hyundai Santa Fe (recovered)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 13, 2021

Robbery
Columbia, 21044:
Mall at Columbia, 10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Oct. 12 7:17 p.m.
Two male victims reported that they were approached by three male suspects who implied a handgun, assaulted them, and stole several items of clothing before fleeing. No serious injuries were reported. 

Commercial burglary
Laurel, 20723:
Revolution Releaf, 9900 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 13 2:22 a.m.
Police responded to a burglary in progress and located one suspect outside of the business and arrested him. Police used a drone to locate two additional suspects on the roof of the business and arrested them.
ARRESTED: Jake Anthony Rivas, 18, of 5th Street in Laurel, and two juvenile males, 17, of Laurel, charged with burglary, theft, and destruction of property 

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21044:
600 block of Thoroughbred Way, Oct. 12, wallet

Columbia, 21045: 9400 block of Diamondback Drive, Oct. 12, unclear what, if anything was stolen
6100 block of Majors Lane, Oct. 12-13 overnight, handgun

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 12, 2021

Carjacking
Elkridge, 21075:
7100 block of Water Oak Road, Oct. 8 9:31 p.m.
An adult male victim reported that two male suspects in a vehicle struck his vehicle. When the victim got out, the two suspects approached him and one tased him. They attempted to steal his vehicle but fled after crashing it. No serious injuries were reported. 
SUSPECTS: two Black males in their 20s, no further description

Residential burglary
Ellicott City, 21043:
3100 block of West Springs Drive, Oct. 8, late reported
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a rear sliding glass door and stole various items. No signs of forced entry were observed.  

Columbia, 21045: 9300 block of Mellenbrook Road, Oct. 9 5:01 p.m.
A resident reported that she observed two male suspects in her garage. The suspects stole a car key and then fled when confronted.
SUSPECTS: two juvenile males, one White, approximately 6’0” wearing all black clothing, one Black wearing a green hooded sweatshirt

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Ellicott City, 21042:
12100 block of Hayland Farm Way & 5100 block of Honey Locust Court, Oct. 7-8 overnight, multiple vehicles: wallet

Columbia, 21046: 7500 block of Weather Worn Way, Oct. 7-8 overnight, purse

Highland, 20777: 6500 block of Mink Hollow Road, Oct. 8, E-ZPass, handicap placard

Columbia, 21044: 9600 block of Broken Land Parkway, Oct. 8, tags

Elkridge, 21075: 7500 block of Hearthside Way, Oct. 8, wallet
6400 block of Green Field Road, Oct. 8-9 overnight, wallet

Columbia, 21045: 7100 block of Carved Stone, Oct. 11, purse
6800 block of Oak Hall Lane, Oct. 11, catalytic converter
9500 block of Castile Court, Oct. 11, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Vehicle theft
Elkridge, 21075:
6600 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 7-8 overnight
2011 black Mazda CX-9, tags: MD/2EB2008

Columbia, 21045: 4900 block of Executive Park Drive, Oct. 8-10
Gray Infiniti Q50

Elkridge, 21075: 7600 block of Hearthside Way, Oct. 8-10
2021 Yamaha MT-07 motorcycle

Ellicott City, 21042: 12000 block of Triadelphia Road, Oct. 8
2021 white Nissan Kicks, tags MD/1EP0470

Jessup, 20794: 9900 block of Guilford Road, Oct. 9-10 overnight
Kawasaki motorcycle (recovered)

Elkridge, 21075: 7800 block of Paragon Circle, Oct. 9-10 overnight
Honda motorcycle (recovered)

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Thursday-Friday, October 7-8, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 7-8, 2021

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Elkridge, 21075:
7100 block of Brookdale Drive, Oct. 6, purse

Laurel, 20723: 10000 block of Fall Rain Drive, Oct. 6, E-ZPass

Columbia, 21045: 5700 block of Thunder Hill Road, Sept. 28-Oct. 7, catalytic converter

Columbia, 21046: 9200 block of Pirates Cove, Oct. 6-7 overnight, tires

Columbia, 21044: 6000 block of Same Song Square/Shepherd Square, Oct. 6-7, two vehicles: credit cards

Vehicle theft
Jessup, 20794:
8000 block of Jack Lane, Oct. 6-7 overnight
Green Nissan Frontier, tags MD/6ES7326

Ellicott City, 21042: 8800 block of Baltimore National Pike, Oct. 7 5:20 p.m.
2004 gray Toyota Corolla, tags MD/DW2362

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 6, 2021

Commercial burglary
Ellicott City, 21042: Beef Brothers & Pizza, 10100 block of Baltimore National Pike, Oct. 4-5 overnight
Unknown suspect(s) entered the restaurant by breaking the glass door and stole money. The suspect(s) also attempted to enter the Bon Appetit Café nearby but were unsuccessful.

Ellicott City, 21042: Pachanga Cocina Mexicana, 10200 block of Baltimore National Pike, Oct. 4-5 overnight
Unknown suspect(s) entered the restaurant by breaking the glass door and stole money.

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21046: 7200 block of Calm Sunset, Oct. 4-5 overnight, diapers

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 5, 2021

Residential burglary
Laurel, 20723: 9000 block of Stebbing Way, Oct. 4 9:03 p.m.
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by prying open a window and stole a purse and jewelry.

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Ellicott City, 21044: 10000 block of Clarksville Pike, Oct. 4, purse
3500 block of Lowlen Court, Oct. 4, catalytic converter

Columbia, 21044: 5900 block of Turnabout Lane, Oct. 4, two vehicles: various items

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Monday, October 4, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 4, 2021

Residential burglary
Elkridge, 21075: 6900 block of Magnolia Avenue, Oct. 3 5:30 a.m.
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a side window and stole various items.

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21045: 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road, Oct. 1 overnight, two vehicles: exhaust pipe, catalytic converter
5700 block of Oakland Mills Road, Oct. 3, purse

Laurel, 20723: 9800 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 1, unclear what, if anything, was stolen
9300 block of Washington Boulevard, Oct. 1, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21046: 9600 block of Gerwig Lane, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
2014 gray BMW 535, tags: MD/5DL1319

Savage, 20763: 8700 block of Bollman Place, Oct. 1-2 overnight
White Toyota Highlander

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Friday, October 1, 2021
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, October 1, 2021

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21046: 9500 block of Berger Road, Sept. 29-30 overnight, two vehicles: catalytic converters

Laurel, 20723: 9400 block of Washington Boulevard, Sept. 29-30 overnight, catalytic converter

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21045: 8700 block of Tamar Drive, Sept. 29-30 overnight
2003 white Honda

Laurel, 20723: 9100 block of Stebbing Way, Sept 29-30 overnight
2017 black Dodge Charger Hellcat, tags MD/8EH3554

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